Top Five Friday September 20th, 2013

Good Friday to y’all! This week, the Top Five will explore the vast expanses of the Netflix Instant library.    Netflix Instant, if you didn’t already know, is a online streaming service that provides happiness on demand.  Anyway, the library is large and can be a little daunting for those having no idea what to…read more…

Your Late Top 5 Friday: July 6th 2013

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Alright.  I’ll fess up.  I missed last week’s post.  I know you all rely on my witty analysis of what is going on on the internet throughout the week, so I get that you are upset.   I’m also pretty sure that when you came onto the website yesterday expecting this apology along with my great…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 5, 2013

David Orias

1. Irving Harper : Works in Paper showcases the industrial designer’s massive collection of paper sculptures, a stress-relieving hobby he started in 1964, around the same time he was designing for Herman Miller. How incredible is this owl?! 2. See what international airports look like from up above. Aerial shots of airplanes on the tarmac?…read more…

Travel Photography by Lukas Kozmus

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There is an art, literally, to photographing people and places. A well-composed image can tell the entire story of a locale, a time, and an emotion within its very borders. And in return, we form a subconscious attachment to them. They reel us in and leave us wondering. Photographer Lukas Kozmus and his work does…read more…

Top 5 Friday : November 16, 2012

Venice

1. Sony decided to celebrate 125 years of musical history by recruiting illustrator and graphic designer Alex Fowkes to cover their Derry Street walls with bold typography. Check out the video. I am thinking of doing the same thing on my walls. Okay, maybe not. But how cool is this?! 2. Venice is currently in…read more…

Photographs from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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I am lucky enough to live fairly close to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and this past Sunday was my first visit. Thankfully, I was smart enough to bring along my S95 to take snapshots of the breathtaking flowers, plants, and trees. You step through the gate on Flatbush Avenue and you forget, for a brief…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 4, 2012

Peg Carpet

1. We Make Carpets makes, well, carpets, but with temporary mediums. Check out their peg carpet constructed from different colored clothes pins commissioned by the Graphic Design Museum in Breda, The Netherlands. 2. It’s been a little over a month since I visited Venice and I can’t help but relive it thanks to this time-lapsed…read more…

The Instagram ROMA Competition

What does Italy mean to you? Italian streetwear brand FiftyFiveDSL wants to know. It’s a vague question with many interpretations, which makes it a great open-ended contest to enter. All you have to do is tag your Instagram photos with #55DSLROMAFILM and you could win a 3-day trip to Rome. For more details, visit the…read more…

Food Tripping Through Bologna, Italy

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We here at Poka Yoke love food because like everything else that is good in life, it connects people on a universal, fundamental scale. And really, who is hatin’ on food? If you are, go get help. Now. So for our second day sans jetlag in Bologna (the capital of the food famous region, Emilia-Romagna),…read more…

Back From An Unforgettable Italian Adventure

Florence

I am finally back in New York after an eight day vacation in Italy. My friends were gracious enough to host and allow us to live like true Italians for our short stay. I drank in public, I visited Florence (reliving my dreams of A Room with a View), and took in the surreal surroundings…read more…